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Friday September 2nd

Police & Sheriff’s Reports

The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty.

• Monday morning about 5:29 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Super 8 Motel on Patillo Road in reference to a fight in progress.

When officers arrived on scene, the male subject, later identified as Jonathan David Moore, fled into the woods behind the motel. Moore was later located and taken into custody.

Police first spoke with a female, who was the other party in the incident. She advised that Moore had wanted to borrow her vehicle, but when she wouldn’t allow it, he became irate and tried to fight her. She stated Moore started by yelling profanities at her and eventually began to shove and hit her telling her to fight him like a man.

The female stated she continually tried to calm Moore down, but he was being very irrational. She added that she believed he was possibly under the influence of drugs. According to the female, Moore kept acting like this until police arrived and he ran into the woods.

Next police spoke with the motel clerk, who had been the original 911 caller. She advised that she had been working in the office when she heard a commotion outside. She stated she then looked outside and observed Moore pushing the victim and acting like he was going to hit her. She also advised that Moore was throwing items out of the car into the parking lot and the woods.

According to the clerk, the office received multiple calls complaining about the disturbance outside. Officers also noted that the clerk could clearly hear what Moore was screaming all the way inside of the office which was several hundred feet away.

Police attempted to get Moore’s side of the incident, but he refused to speak with officers.

Moore was initially taken into custody for an active warrant for his arrest for Failure to Appear, but after speaking with witnesses, officers elected to charge him with this incident as well.

Moore, age 25, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Disorderly Conduct and the warrant for Failure to Appear.

Moore is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.

• Monday morning about 6:45 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Boulevard Street in reference to a theft.

Police arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated her son’s red and black Kawasaki 70CC dirt bike had been stolen from her porch. She stated the bike, valued at $300, was last seen on the porch at around midnight and was gone by 6 a.m.

The victim also advised her son had not loaned the bike out to any of his friends and she stated that she has no idea who might have taken it.

Officers left the scene, but prior to completing the report, the victim contacted police again and advised she located the dirt bike in the 100 block of Green Street. Police responded back to the location and spoke again with the complainant, who stated she found the bike parked on the side of the road.

She stated the dirt bike had two flat tires when it was taken, which is probably why the suspect(s) did not want it. The bike was found only about 200 feet away from where it had been stolen.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday afternoon about 3:19 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 900 block of Georgia Avenue in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and made contact with the victim, who stated the burglary must have had occurred sometime between July 19 and August 17, during which time she was incarcerated.

Missing from the residence was miscellaneous jewelry, valued at $400, clothing valued at $100, several pair of shoes valued at $50, and Xbox 360 video game system, valued at $50.

The victim stated the backdoor had been forced open and the screen door was ripped, but her son has since made repairs to the door.

Officers processed the location for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing anything unusual.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Tuesday evening about 6:35 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to fraud.

Police spoke with the complainant, who stated she had become the victim of fraud. The victim explained that she applied for a loan with what she was led to believe was the company “Cash Net.”

She stated she was approved for the loan and they requested her bank information in order for the loan to be verified and deposited into her bank account.

The victim advised the $1,498 for the loan was then electronically deposited into her bank account on August 26, so she initially thought it was legit.

The female stated she was told once the whole amount was deposited, she would need to return $650 of it via wire transfer, which they claimed was some sort of processing fee. She stated she then went to have the money sent back to whoever supposedly granted her this loan.

When she attempted to return the money via Money Gram, she was told by the clerk not to send the money because it was a scam.

The victim stated she then contacted several individuals who allegedly work for “Cash Net” and when she confronted them about the loan being a scam, they immediately attempted to withdraw the $1,498.

The victim stated she has since contacted her bank and had her accounts frozen in order to avoid having more money withdrawn then what is available in her account. She advised that she did not send the $650 and they are trying to withdraw the original $1,498.

This incident is still under investigation.